A shocking scene of road rage in Kentucky involving a school bus driver caught on film ramming a vehicle with 100 students the bus.
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The footage, shot in Louisville, Kentucky show a Jefferson County Public School bus hitting a car and pushing it across a parking lot while a family of three is trapped inside the car.
Local resident Branden Barrentine was driving to work on Taylorsville Road when he witnessed the incident he will likely soon not forget.
“As I’m pulling out to the right I notice people running towards a school bus,” Barrentine said. “In my mind, I think somebody is just late for school and they’re trying to get to school.”
He says that at first he didn’t think much of it, but soon quickly realized that the people running towards the bus weren’t trying to catch it but they were trying to stop it.
“I heard crackling and crunching and realized something wasn’t right,” Barrentine said.
In the disturbing video of the incident you can see the bus pushing the car as it honks over and over pleading for their lives.
Trapped inside the car the family repeatedly honked the horn trying to get the driver to stop, but the audio shows the driver kept his foot on the pedal.
“He thought that he was hung on a speedbump,” Barrentine said. “On a scale of 1 to 10 I think I’m about 100 that nobody was hurt. That’s all you can hope for in these situations.”
Barrentine says he tried to make sure the family was safe Barrentine, but says he couldn’t help but think of his own kids.
“I have a son and a daughter,” Barrentine said. “If something like that happened with me I wouldn’t know what to do either.”
Barrentine said that he “realizes a million variables could’ve played into the incident he hopes we can all learn at least one lesson from it.”
“I don’t know I just wish people would take this as a lesson if nothing else,” Barrentine said. “Just be more where of your surroundings and always look both ways like they teach you in elementary school. Whether it was his fault of whoever’s fault it was doesn’t matter. It’s just good that everybody is going to walk away learning a lesson.”
Jefferson County Public Schools has now terminated the driver, whose name hasn't been released as a police investigation is now pending.
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